Malcolm Turnbull never thought this day would ever come - Labor's Bill Shorten is beating him in the poll 51 to 49 per cent.
And it's no surprise, even to conservative voters, because the new Prime Minister hasn't come forward with any policies worth their salt since he plunged the knife into Tony Abbott's back.
But Tony is refusing to behave. Immediately after the ballot that lost him the top job, he held a press conference and vowed not to follow in Labor's footsteps by splitting the party apart - he promised to fade away into the background - but he lied and has been a thorn in Turnbull's side ever since.
The party is now well and truly split into two camps - those loyal to Abbott and those who believed, and still believe, that Malcolm Turnbull will lead the LNP to victory at the next election.
Mr Turnbull refused to comment this morning on the exclusive poll conducted by The Australian.
"Thank you for inviting me to be a commentator, it's a line of work I used to do (as a journalist) in my youth, but I'm not doing it any longer" he said.